About saaleha

I am a freelance writer, photographer (look for me as ShootCake) and incidental designer. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University, Grahamstown and some of my work has appeared in local literary journals. A food pornographer by calling, I would like to one day create a confessional recipe book in measures of rhythm and breath.

Writing News: 36 Hours [20 writers, 4 countries, 1 anthology]

By |April 27th, 2015|

My short story, The Sin-Eater, has been selected to appear in 36 Hours: 36 hours, 20 writers, 1 anthology.

Other Spaces

By |April 27th, 2015|

I’ve started a Tumblr for quick photo journalling and other collectanea. My commissioned photography work has a new home at ShootCake.com, along with its own Facebook page for easier promotion.

Scenes from the launch of the Oreo Pop-Up Café, Rosebank, JHB

By |April 2nd, 2015|

#PLAYWITHOREO Pop-Up café The Zone @ Rosebank

Easter Tablescape Photography: Grazia magazine, April 01 2015

By |March 30th, 2015|

I photographed this Easter tablescape concept created by NaQiyah from niQi Living Luxe for a feature in the April 01 edition of Grazia South Africa.

(Fiction) Words for Wednesday: What we did to Sara

By |March 25th, 2015|

I wrote this opening with the grand plan of developing the story through the manic mechanism of NaNoWriMo. But as I’ve come to expect every single year, I start out fizzy and end up flat. I don’t see these characters living beyond the few lines I’ve put down here. Enjoy, as you can, their brief mortality.

Fashion Photography: Glamour in the ‘burbs

By |March 11th, 2015|

Photography for The Showroom Couture

Party Photography: A Belle and Boo 4th Birthday

By |February 27th, 2015|

My sister-in-law planned a Belle and Boo themed party for her daughter's 4th birthday. I loved the imagination and whimsy that went into each detail. Here are a few of the pictures I took.

The Klass Brothers | Al Jazeera Magazine, January 2015

By |February 11th, 2015|

I wrote about the Klass brothers, proprietors of The Collectors Treasury, for the January 2015 edition of Al Jazeera Magazine.

2014 | The Retrospective

By |December 31st, 2014|

Looking back on 2014.